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Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Calif. Ruling Sets Up Gay Marriage Fight

ABC News:

A judge has opened the way for the nation's most populous state to follow Massachusetts in allowing same-sex couples to tie the knot, but both sides in the debate predicted a vigorous court fight first. San Francisco County Superior Court Judge Richard Kramer ruled Monday that while withholding marriage licenses from gays and lesbians has been the status quo, it constitutes discrimination the state can no longer justify. 'The state's protracted denial of equal protection cannot be justified simply because such constitutional violation has become traditional,' Kramer wrote. 'Simply put, same-sex marriage cannot be prohibited solely because California has always done so before.'
This will obviously lead to some pretty epic court battles and some heated pasions on both sides. I stand by my belief that gay marriage should be made legal, but by the legislatures not by courts. I think the court battle is bad for everyone involved.


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